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Anatolius of Constantinople
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Anatolius was bishop of Constantinople (449–458 CE) during the Council of Chalcedon (451 CE) and one of the key fiHe recalled Anatolius’ suspect antecedents, notinggures responsible for drafting the Chalcedonian Definition. His role in the events surrounding the council brought him into conflict with Leo the Great of Rome, particularly concerning the controversial canon 28, which gave the see of Constantinople preeminence after Rome, and Leo’s frequently hostile letters are a crucial source for reconstructing Anatolius’ career. His early life is unknown, a…

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Gwynn, David M., “Anatolius of Constantinople”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 15 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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